Homes in Sawnee Elementary School District
"Quality Learning and Superior Performance for All"
About Sawnee Elementary School…
Investing in the future by preparing students today.
Sawnee Elementary creates an engaging learning environment which is student centered, enriched by all staff, and nurtured by home and community.
Sawnee Elementary opened in 1968 as part of a consolidation of Matt, Ducktown and Friendship schools. Mr. Ray Bennett was the first principal to the 640 students in grades one through eight. It is named after Sawnee Mountain, a five mile ridge in Forsyth County that was named for a local Cherokee that helped whites adjust to his native land. The Sawnee campus operated divided between a primary and elementary school for many years. In 2001 the original building was demolished, which was replaced with a new building in 2002. The primary and elementary schools were combined into one elementary school in 2007.